SING TO THE LORD - CZECH TOUR - SUMMER 2008 MUSICA SACRA TOUR ITINERARY Wed. July 2 Prague Afternoon – Check-in at the ****Hotel Expo, Prague 7, Za Elektrárnou St. 3 (www.expoprag.cz) Meeting with our guide and rest time 6:00 pm – DINNER at the hotel restaurant followed by WELCOME PARTY with music Thu. July 3 Prague 10:00 am - after breakfast, meeting with Czech singers, REHEARSAL at hotel. GUIDED TOUR of Old Prague for Non-Singing tour members (NS) 1:00 pm – LUNCH at hotel restaurant 2:00 pm - transfer to the city center for first SIGHT SEEING TOUR of the Old Town 6:00 pm - BOWLING TOURNAMENT* next to hotel 8:00 pm – National Theatre performance visit or famous Krizik fountain water and music show visit* Fri. July 4 Prague 9:00 am - REHEARSAL (for NS - Petrin park and tower visit) 1:00 pm – BUS ROUND TRIP through the city and 2ND SIGHT SEEING TOUR - Prague Castle 6:00 pm - DINNER at a restaurant by the Charles bridge 8:00 pm - Jazz club* or Prague famous Laterna Magica* theater visit Sat. July 5 Cesky Krumlov 9:00 am - REHEARSAL 12:00 am - transfer by coach to Southern Bohemia 2:00 pm – Hluboka castle visit World famous Unesco heritage city and castle Cesky Krumlov (www.ckrumlov.cz) , Check –in for accommodation at wellness***hotel Green, www.hotelgreen.cz 6:00 pm –DINNER there 8:00 pm – Disco (Oldies, but goldies!) or Classical concert at Cesky Krumlov castle* Sun. July 6 Cesky Krumlov Interdenominational worship service 9:30 am - REHEARSAL, (for NS – walking tour – Vetrni hills tour) 12:00 am - LUNCH hotel restaurant 1:00 pm – Cesky Krumlov city and castle visit, SIGHT SEEING TOUR there, 4:00 pm – Vltava river raft boat trip (fun and adventure!) 8:00 pm – Organ church concert visit* or 9:30 pm – OPERETTA VISIT - J. Strauss : Gipsy Baron (Spectacular Open Air performance with 220 performing musicians and singers) http://www.jihoceskedivadlo.cz/otacivehlediste/ )* After transfer by bus to hotel Mon. July 7 Nove Hrady 9:00 REHEARSAL (for NS tennis* or golf*) 12:00 am – LUNCH at the hotel restaurant After transfer to Nove Hrady historical Town and Castle (www.novehrady.cz ,www.hradnovehrady.cz ) Accommodation at Residence Nove Hrady hotel*** (http://www.rezidencenh.cz/?page=fotogalerie) Sight seeing tour of the Town and Monastery 8:00 pm –DINNER at the hotel restaurant Tue. July 8 Nove Hrady 9:00 REHEARSAL (for NS wellness visit) 12:00 LUNCH at the hotel restaurant 1:00 pm – Castle visit SIGHT SEEING TOUR and -- 1st CHOIR PERFORMANCE - before, during and after Worship service at Monastery Nove Hrady church (www.klaster.cz) After return back to hotel 7:00 pm - DINNER and PARTY with music at the restaurant Wed. July 9 Mauthausen, Linz SHORT REHEARSAL 9:00 am transfer to Germany Lunch stop SIGHT SEEING TOUR OF LINZ, (www.linz.at ) (Cathedral and Monastery, Town hall, Old Town, etc.) and visit to NAZI CAMP (Mauthausen, UNESCO heritage site) Short sound rehearsal 5:00 pm 2nd CHOIR PERFORMANCE – Kirche Linz Evening return to hotel DINNER there Thu. July 10 Danube Cruise - Vienna 8:00 SHORT REHEARSAL (for NS, hiking tour ) After transfer to Austria 12:00 noon –LUNCH and short visit of Melk abbey 14:00 Transfer to the port, followed by Danube Cruise* to Vienna, and to hotel*** Anker Klosterneuburg (www.hotel-anker.at) in Vienna suburb 8:00 pm CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT * or OPERA* visit Fri. July 11 Vienna 9:00 am REHEARSAL (for NS Convent Klosterneuburg visit) Then transfer to Vienna, After first sight seeing tour + bus round trip St. Stephan´s Dome (SHORT CONCERT THERE), Hofburg visit Short sound rehersal 5:00 pm 3rd CHOIR PERFORMANCE Abbey Kirche Vienna 7:00 pm DINNER at the centre restaurant Choir concert visit After transfer back to hotel Sat. July 12 Znojmo - Prague 9:00 am SHORT REHEARSAL Then transfer to Schoenbrun, Sight seeing tour there followed by transfer to Prague with LUNCH stop at Znojmo heritage town,(short sight seeing tour there) Check-in at the Expo hotel in Prague. 9:00 pm "Legend of Golem" famous MUSIC AND DANCE SHOW performance at the historical Hybernia convent/theatre hall* Sun. July 13 Prague 9:00 am– FULL REHEARSAL 12:00am - transfer to the down town 1:00 pm - rehearsal in St. Nicholas church 2:00 pm – CONCERT THERE (4th CHOIR PERFORMANCE), Free time, shopping 8:00 pm -"PRAGUE BY NIGHT" VLTAVA RIVER BOAT TRIP – (fine buffet dinner and music) Mon. July 14 Prague After breakfast transfer to the airport or Railway Station for those leaving the tour. Or, extended optional tour of Germany. The four days trip includes visits to Berlin, Dresden and Leipzig (UNESCO Heritage towns) * * These opportunities involve additional cost. They are optional and not part of the tour. They are included for your information but there is neither compulsory attendance nor requirement that you spend the additional money. They are, however, great value for the money. PD Disclaimer: This is a preliminary itinerary. Subsequent changes may be made in furtherance of the musical objectives of the tour.